Monday, April 18, 2016

All About Bosch

I finally had the time this weekend to binge-watch the second season of the Amazon production of BOSCH on my Kindle. Well worth it, let me tell you! I really enjoyed Season One of Bosch and I absolutely LOVED the second season. They've done a terrific job of adapting elements of Michael Connelly's novels into a compelling crime drama.

Titus Welliver's portrayal of the iconic L.A. detective, Harry Bosch, as well as the rest of the cast of Bosch make this series a winner. As in the novels, the city and environs of Los Angeles also come across as a formidable character. The series is shot in various locations around L.A., so it gives the show a very immediate look.

Season Two focuses on the novel Trunk Music with bits of The Drop and The Last Coyote thrown in. If you have Amazon Prime, you can view each series for free. A word of warning, don't start watching Bosch unless you have the time to binge. Like a great book that you can't put down, the Bosch series is laid out like chapters -- you want to watch just one more before closing.

The good news is that Amazon has given the green light to Season Three which will interweave elements of The Black Echo and A Darkness More Than Night. The next Harry Bosch novel is The Wrong Side of Goodbye, due to be released October 18, 2016 in the UK and Ireland, and on November 1 in the US and Canada.

Friday, April 1, 2016

New Mysteries for April

Be sure to check out these new entries in the mystery field.

Blood Orange
[China Bayles] by Susan Wittig Albert

The Last Mile [Amos Decker] by David Baldacci

Title Wave [Booktown Mysteries] by Lorna Barrett

The 14th Colony [Cotton Malone] by Steve Berry

Die of Shame by Mark Billingham

Murder of the Quai [Aimee Leduc] by Cara Black

Poisonous [Max Revere] by Allison Brennan

A Death Along the River Fleet [Lucy Campion] by Susanna Calkins

Melody of Murder: an Alex Duggins Cotswolds Mystery by Stella Cameron

Here Comes the Bribe [Bed-and-Breakfast] by Mary Daheim

The High Flyer [Ben Norton] by Elizabeth Darrell

Cold Florida [Foggy Moskowitz] by Phillip DePoy

Murder on the Hour [Penny Brannigan] by Elizabeth J. Duncan

The Letter Writer by Dan Fesperman

King Maybe [Junior Bender] by Timothy Hallinan

Come Dark [Posadas County] by Steven F. Havill

False Wall [Abbot Agency] by Veronica Heley

The Primrose Pursuit [Francis Oughterard] by Suzette A. Hill

First Fix Your Alibi [Harpur & Iles] by Bill James

Curse of the Tenth Grave [Charley Davidson] by Darynda Jones

Hide Away [Eve Duncan] by Iris Johansen

Skeleton Blues [Quint Dalrymple] by Paul Johnston

Red Flags [Kate Reilly] by Tammy Kaehler

The Murder of Mary Russell
[Mary Russell] by Laurie R. King

Sent to the Devil [Lorenzo Da Ponte] by Laura Lebow

Murder at the 42nd Street Library
[Ray Ambler] by Con Lehane               

The Stardom Affair [Neil Gulliver & Stevie Marriner] by Robert S. Levinson

Dust Up [Doyle Carrick & Nola Watkins] by Jon McGoran

Quiet Neighbors by Catriona McPherson

The Girl from Home by Adam Mitzner

Charcoal Joe [Easy Rawlins] by Walter Mosley

Tea with Jam and Dread [Pennysylvania Dutch Mysteries] by Tamar Myers

The Body in the Wardrobe
[Faith Fairchild] by Katherine Hall Page

Gold of Our Fathers
[Darko Dawson] by Kwei Quartey

Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick

Close Your Eyes [Joseph O’Loughlin] by Michael Robotham

Miss Julia Inherits a Mess [Miss Julia] by Ann B. Ross

Extreme Prey [Lucas Davenport] by John Sandford

Most Wanted
 by Lisa Scottoline

Knit to be Tied [Knitting Mysteries] by Maggie Sefton

Night Work
[Michael Cassidy] by David C. Taylor

Reckoning and Ruin
[Tai Randall] by Tina Whittle

Family Jewels
[Stone Barrington] by Stuart Woods